From Smallholders to Entrepreneurs, Growing Farmer Resilience through Farmer Business Schools

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Rural Filipino farmers are reinventing themselves from smallholders to food-processing entrepreneurs through a participatory learning approach known as the Farmer Business School (FBS). Implemented by the International Potato Center’s (CIP) project on Food Resilience through Root and Tuber Crops in Upland and Coastal Communities of the Asia-Pacific (FoodSTART+), the FBS methodology deepens farmers’ understanding of value chains while providing the … Read More

iMPACT Magazine Features FoodSTART+

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FoodSTART+ is featured in the latest iMPACT magazine issue. FoodSTART+ Principal Investigator, Diego Naziri, and CIAT Market Access Specialist, Brice Even shared how the partnership between grant projects and investment projects can facilitate taking innovations to scale. From the experience of FoodSTART+, the success of the project highly depends on the outcome of the partnership with investment projects — who … Read More

Capturing stories of women through the Most Significant Change Approach

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Story-telling is a powerful communication tool as it is useful to captivate people’s interest. The Food Resilience through Root and Tuber Crops in Upland and Coastal Communities of the Asia Pacific (FoodSTART+) uses the Most Significant Change (MSC) approach to gauge the impact of the Farmers Business School (FBS) interventions and showcase the outcomes brought to the target beneficiaries of … Read More

SOLID and FoodSTART+ Successfully Organize the Business Launch for Farmer Business School

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The IFAD-supported investment project Smallholder Livelihood Development Project (SOLID) and the IFAD and EU-funded Food Resilience Through Root and Tuber Crops in Upland and Coastal Communities of the Asia-Pacific (FoodSTART+) successfully conducted the business launches of micro-enterprises established by farmer groups enrolled in the Farmer Business School (FBS). FBS is a value chain development approach that the Indonesian Food Security … Read More

FoodSTART+ holds 3rd Partners’ Meeting in Shillong

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Delegates from various states and countries visited the beautiful hills of Shillong, Meghalaya in India as the 3rd Partners’ Meeting of the Food Resilience Through Root and Tuber Crops in Upland and Coastal Communities of the Asia-Pacific (FoodSTART+) project was held from 4 to 7 September 2018, hosted by the Meghalaya Basin Development Authority (MBDA). On the first day, the … Read More

FoodSTART+ organizes exchange visit to Climate Smart Village for farmers and agriculture extension workers

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  The Food Resilience Through Root and Tuber Crops in Upland and Coastal Communities of the Asia Pacific (FoodSTART+),  Sustainable Development for the Poor (SRDP),  The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), and the Farmers Union of Ha Tinh province organized an exchange visit to the My Loi Climate Smart Village (CSV) in Ha Tinh on 22-23 April 2018. The exchange visit … Read More